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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748873/apoptosis-of-rat-renal-cells-by-organophosphate-pesticide-quinalphos-ultrastructural-study
#1
Refaat A Eid
Quinalphos or Ekalux, an organophosphate pesticide, is used in controlling the pests of a variety of crops. Quinalphos was studied on male Sprague-Dawley albino rats. The acute po LD50 of technical Ekalux was 19.95 mg/kg in males. Ekalux, produced several pathological changes in the kidney. A glomerulus demonstrated capillary lumina occluded by degenerated cellular debris. Basement membrane showed irregular wrinkling and branching. The proximal tubular cells showed damage such as dilation of endoplasmic reticulum, accumulation of glycogen granules, and pyknotic nucleus...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744758/gitelman-syndrome-an-analysis-of-the-underlying-pathophysiologic-mechanisms-of-acid-base-and-electrolyte-abnormalities
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REVIEW
T D Filippatos, C V Rizos, E Tzavella, M S Elisaf
Gitelman syndrome is the most common inherited tubular disease resulting from mutations of the SLC12A3 gene that encodes the thiazide-sensitive sodium-chloride cotransporter in the early distal convoluted tubules. The review presents the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms of acid-base and electrolyte abnormalities observed in patients with Gitelman syndrome. The syndrome is usually characterized by hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis in combination with hypomagnesemia and hypocalciuria. Additionally, increased chloride excretion and renin/aldosterone levels, hypophosphatemia (occasionally), hyponatremia (rarely) and glucose intolerance/insulin resistance have been reported...
July 25, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743496/wnk4-is-indispensable-for-the-pathogenesis-of-pseudohypoaldosteronism-type-ii-caused-by-mutant-klhl3
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Koichiro Susa, Eisei Sohara, Daiei Takahashi, Tomokazu Okado, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida
WNK-OSR1/SPAK-NCC signaling cascade is important for regulating salt balance and blood pressure. Activation of WNK-OSR1/SPAK-NaCl cotransporter (NCC) cascade increases sodium reabsorption in the kidney, leading to pseudohypoaldosteronism type II (PHA II) characterized by salt-sensitive hypertension and hyperkalemia. It has been previously demonstrated that the amount of phosphorylated and total NCC markedly decreased in WNK4(-/-) mice, indicating that WNK4 plays a major role for activation of OSR1/SPAK-NCC signaling...
July 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685938/acquired-gitelman-syndrome-in-a-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-patient-with-a-slc12a3-heterozygous-mutation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Xiangchen Gu, Zheling Su, Min Chen, Yanqiu Xu, Yi Wang
Acquired Gitelman's syndrome (GS) associated with Sjögren syndrome (SS) is rare. A 50-year-old woman was admitted to our department because of nausea, acratia and sicca complex. Laboratory tests after admission showed renal failure, hypokalaemia, metabolic alkalosis, hypomagnesaemia and hypocalciuria, all of which met the diagnostic criteria for GS. Diagnostic evaluation identified primary SS as the cause of the acquired GS. Light microscopy of the renal tissue from the patient showed severe membranoproliferative glomerunephritis and tubulointerstitial nephritis...
August 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656378/comparative-transcriptomic-analysis-identifies-evolutionarily-conserved-gene-products-in-the-vertebrate-renal-distal-convoluted-tubule
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REVIEW
Yuya Sugano, Chiara Cianciolo Cosentino, Dominique Loffing-Cueni, Stephan C F Neuhauss, Johannes Loffing
Understanding the molecular basis of the complex regulatory networks controlling renal ion transports is of major physiological and clinical importance. In this study, we aimed to identify evolutionarily conserved critical players in the function of the renal distal convoluted tubule (DCT) by a comparative transcriptomic approach. We generated a transgenic zebrafish line with expression of the red fluorescent mCherry protein under the control of the zebrafish DCT-specific promoter of the thiazide-sensitive NaCl cotransporter (NCC)...
August 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577072/regulation-of-renal-na-k-cl-cotransporters-by-vasopressin
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REVIEW
Sebastian Bachmann, Kerim Mutig
Vasopressin (AVP) induces antidiuresis, thus playing an essential role in body water and electrolyte homeostasis. Its antidiuretic effects are mediated chiefly by V2 vasopressin receptors (V2R) expressed along the distal nephron and collecting duct epithelia. NaCl reabsorption in the distal nephron, which includes the thick ascending limb (TAL) and distal convoluted tubule (DCT), largely depends on the activity of two structurally related Na-(K)-Cl cotransporters, NKCC2 in TAL and NCC in DCT. AVP-induced activation of these transporters contributes to urine concentration and renal electrolyte reabsorption...
August 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534087/interspecies-differences-in-pth-mediated-pka-phosphorylation-of-the-epithelial-calcium-channel-trpv5
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Mark K van Goor, Sjoerd Verkaart, Teunis J van Dam, Martijn A Huynen, Jenny van der Wijst
The epithelial calcium (Ca(2+)) channel TRPV5 (transient receptor potential vanilloid 5) is expressed in the distal convoluted tubule of the kidney and facilitates active Ca(2+) reabsorption. This process is instrumental for the maintenance of Ca(2+) homeostasis. Therefore, all aspects of TRPV5 function are tightly regulated by the calciotropic parathyroid hormone (PTH). Rabbit (rb)TRPV5 channel activity was shown to be stimulated upon PTH-mediated protein kinase A (PKA) phosphorylation. Since there is incomplete conservation of the PKA consensus motif (RR/QxT) across species, the aim of this study was to extend these findings to humans and characterize the expression and function of human (h)TRPV5...
May 22, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499081/negative-correlation-between-serum-uric-acid-and-kidney-urat1-mrna-expression-caused-by-resveratrol-in-rats
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Cheng-Tse Lee, Li-Ching Chang, Ching-Wen Liu, Pei-Fung Wu
SCOPE: This study established a hyperuricemic rat model to elucidate the effect of resveratrol on the transport of UA in the kidney. METHODS AND RESULTS: Hyperuricemia was induced in rats through daily oral gavage of a potassium oxonate and UA mixture over 3 weeks. Our results revealed that resveratrol significantly reduced the serum UA levels but not creatinine, c-creative protein, alanine aminotransferase, or aspartate aminotransferase levels in these rats. Furthermore, renal URAT1 and OAT1 mRNA expression were significantly higher in the rats treated with allopurinol than in those with no treatment...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471235/mechanism-of-grape-seeds-extract-protection-against-paracetamol-renal-cortical-damage-in-male-albino-rats
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S M N Abdel-Hafez, R A Rifaai, W Y Abd Elzaher
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the possible protective role of grape seeds extract (GSE) in ameliorating the toxic effects of paracetamol overdose on the rat renal cortical tissue. BACKGROUND: Paracetamol is one of the widely used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Unfortunately, it was reported as the most common cause of toxic ingestion in the world. Grape seeds extract (GSE) is known to have a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442491/constitutively-active-spak-causes-hyperkalemia-by-activating-ncc-and-remodeling-distal-tubules
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P Richard Grimm, Richard Coleman, Eric Delpire, Paul A Welling
Aberrant activation of with no lysine (WNK) kinases causes familial hyperkalemic hypertension (FHHt). Thiazide diuretics treat the disease, fostering the view that hyperactivation of the thiazide-sensitive sodium-chloride cotransporter (NCC) in the distal convoluted tubule (DCT) is solely responsible. However, aberrant signaling in the aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron (ASDN) and inhibition of the potassium-excretory renal outer medullary potassium (ROMK) channel have also been implicated. To test these ideas, we introduced kinase-activating mutations after Lox-P sites in the mouse Stk39 gene, which encodes the terminal kinase in the WNK signaling pathway, Ste20-related proline-alanine-rich kinase (SPAK)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414128/impaired-degradation-of-medullary-wnk4-in-the-kidneys-of-klhl2-knockout-mice
#11
Yuri Kasagi, Daiei Takahashi, Tomomi Aida, Hidenori Nishida, Naohiro Nomura, Moko Zeniya, Takayasu Mori, Emi Sasaki, Fumiaki Ando, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida, Eisei Sohara
Mutations in the with-no-lysine kinase 1 (WNK1), WNK4, Kelch-like 3 (KLHL3), and Cullin3 (CUL3) genes were identified as being responsible for hereditary hypertensive disease pseudohypoaldosteronism type II (PHAII). Normally, the KLHL3/CUL3 ubiquitin ligase complex degrades WNKs. In PHAII, the loss of interaction between KLHL3 and WNK4 increases levels of WNKs because of impaired ubiquitination, leading to abnormal over-activation of the WNK-OSR1/SPAK-NCC cascade in the kidney's distal convoluted tubules (DCT)...
May 27, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408636/aldosterone-regulates-a-5-variant-sgk1-transcript-via-a-shared-hormone-response-element-in-the-sgk1-5-regulatory-region
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Nandita S Raikwar, Christie P Thomas
We previously identified a 5' variant alternate transcript of Sgk1 (Sgk1_v3) encoding an NH2-terminal variant Sgk1 isoform, Sgk1_i3 that, like Sgk1, is expressed in the distal convoluted tubule, connecting tubule and collecting duct and can stimulate epithelial Na(+) transport (Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 303: F1527-F1533, 2012). We now demonstrate that, similar to Sgk1, aldosterone and glucocorticoids stimulate Sgk1_v3 expression in cell lines from the collecting duct and airway epithelia. In mice, short term aldosterone infusion and maneuvers that increase endogenous aldosterone secretion including dietary Na(+) deprivation and K(+) loading increases distal nephron Sgk1_v3 expression in vivo...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375568/fludrocortisone-therapy-for-persistent-hyperkalaemia
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S J H Dobbin, J R Petrie, M E J Lean, G A McKay
BACKGROUND: Type 4 renal tubular acidosis causes hyperkalaemia, for which diabetes and medications commonly used in this patient group are aetiological factors. Here we describe the novel use of fludrocortisone in this difficult condition. CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old woman with complex co-morbidities, including Type 2 diabetes (HbA1c 37 mmol/mol 5.5%), was admitted with renal failure. Bloods on admission: eGFR 25 ml/min, creatinine 184 ?mol/L, urea 35.9 mmol/L, sodium 128 mmol/L, potassium 5...
July 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373577/parathyroid-hormone-controls-paracellular-ca-2-transport-in-the-thick-ascending-limb-by-regulating-the-tight-junction-protein-claudin14
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Tadatoshi Sato, Marie Courbebaisse, Noriko Ide, Yi Fan, Jun-Ichi Hanai, Jovana Kaludjerovic, Michael J Densmore, Quan Yuan, Hakan R Toka, Martin R Pollak, Jianghui Hou, Beate Lanske
Renal Ca(2+) reabsorption is essential for maintaining systemic Ca(2+) homeostasis and is tightly regulated through the parathyroid hormone (PTH)/PTHrP receptor (PTH1R) signaling pathway. We investigated the role of PTH1R in the kidney by generating a mouse model with targeted deletion of PTH1R in the thick ascending limb of Henle (TAL) and in distal convoluted tubules (DCTs): Ksp-cre;Pth1r(fl/fl) Mutant mice exhibited hypercalciuria and had lower serum calcium and markedly increased serum PTH levels. Unexpectedly, proteins involved in transcellular Ca(2+) reabsorption in DCTs were not decreased...
April 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366875/dual-role-of-muc1-mucin-in-kidney-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-nephroprotector-in-early-phase-but-pro-fibrotic-in-late-phase
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Jean-Baptiste Gibier, Brigitte Hémon, Mélanie Fanchon, Kelly Gaudelot, Nicolas Pottier, Bélinda Ringot, Isabelle Van Seuningen, François Glowacki, Christelle Cauffiez, David Blum, Marie-Christine Copin, Michaël Perrais, Viviane Gnemmi
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is characterized by acute tubular necrosis (ATN) which involves mainly proximal tubules. Past AKI is associated with higher risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The MUC1 mucin is a large glycoprotein responsible for epithelial protection and locates to convoluted distal tubules and collecting ducts. Since MUC1 activates the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in carcinoma cells, we hypothesized that MUC1 could be involved in epithelial tubular cell plasticity, a process that not only accompanies epithelial repair, but also participates into kidney fibrosis, histological substratum of CKD...
March 31, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365586/enac-and-romk-activity-are-inhibited-in-the-dct2-cnt-of-tgwnk4-phaii-mice
#16
Chengbiao Zhang, Lijun Wang, Xiao-Tong Su, Junhui Zhang, Dao-Hong Lin, Wen-Hui Wang
Mice transgenic for genomic segments harboring PHAII (pseudohypoaldosteronism type II) mutant Wnk4 (with-No-Lysine kinase 4) (TgWnk4(PHAII)) have hyperkalemia which is currently believed to be the result of high activity of Na-Cl cotransporter (NCC). This leads to decreasing Na(+) delivery to the distal nephron segment including late distal convoluted tubule (DCT) and connecting tubule (CNT). Since epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC) and renal outer medullary K(+) channel (ROMK or Kir4.1) are expressed in the late DCT and play an important role in mediating K(+) secretion, the aim of the present study is to test whether ROMK and ENaC activity in the DCT/CNT are also compromised in the mice expressing PHAII mutant Wnk4...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356287/pgf2%C3%AE-regulates-the-basolateral-k-channels-in-the-distal-convoluted-tubule-dct
#17
Lijun Wang, Chengbiao Zhang, Xiao-Tong Su, Dao-Hong Lin, Peng Wu, Michal Laniado Schwartzman, Wen-Hui Wang
We aim to examine the role of PGF2α receptor (FP), a highly expressed prostaglandin receptor in the DCT, in regulating basolateral 40 pS K channel. The single channel studies demonstrated that PGF2α had a biphasic effect on the 40 pS K channel in the DCT: PGF2α stimulated at low concentrations (less than 500 nM) while at high concentrations (above 1µM) it inhibited the 40 pS K channels. Moreover, neither 13,14-dihydro-15-keto-PGF2α (a metabolite of PGF2α) nor PGE2 was able to mimic the effect of PGF2α on the 40 pS K channel in the DCT...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341694/30-years-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-mineralocorticoid-receptor-and-nacl-transport-mechanisms-in-the-renal-distal-nephron
#18
REVIEW
Shigeru Shibata
A key role of aldosterone and mineralocorticoid receptor is to regulate fluid volume and K(+) homeostasis in the body by acting on the renal distal nephron. Global responses of the kidney to elevated aldosterone levels are determined by the coordinate action of different constituent tubule cells, including principal cells, intercalated cells and distal convoluted tubule cells. Recent studies on genetic mutations causing aldosterone overproduction have identified the molecules involved in aldosterone biosynthesis in the adrenal gland, and there is also increasing evidence for mechanisms and signaling pathways regulating the balance between renal NaCl reabsorption and K(+) secretion, the two major effects of aldosterone...
July 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331059/adaptive-changes-in-gfr-tubular-morphology-and-transport-in-subtotal-nephrectomized-kidneys-modeling-and-analysis
#19
Anita T Layton, Aurélie Edwards, Volker Vallon
Removal of renal mass stimulates anatomical and functional adaptations in the surviving nephrons, including elevation in single-nephron glomerular filtration rate (SNGFR) and tubular hypertrophy. A goal of this study is to assess the extent to which the concomitant increases in filtered load and tubular transport capacity preserve homeostasis of water and salt. To accomplish that goal, we developed computational models to simulate solute transport and metabolism along nephron populations in a uninephrectomized (UNX) rat and a 5/6-nephrectomized (5/6-NX) rat...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292888/antibody-mediated-inhibition-of-egfr-reduces-phosphate-excretion-and-induces-hyperphosphatemia-and-mild-hypomagnesemia-in-mice
#20
Bernardo Ortega, Jason M Dey, Allison R Gardella, Jacob Proano, Deanna Vaneerde
Monoclonal antibody therapies targeting the EGF receptor (EGFR) frequently result in hypomagnesemia in human patients. In contrast, EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors do not affect Mg(2+) balance in patients and only have a mild effect on Mg(2+) homeostasis in rodents at elevated doses. EGF has also been shown to affect phosphate (Pi) transport in rat and rabbit proximal convoluted tubules (PCT), but evidence from studies targeting EGFR and looking at Pi excretion in whole animals is still missing. Thus, the role of EGF in regulating reabsorption of Mg(2+) and/or Pi in the kidney remains controversial...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
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